The Vertical: One of the many reasons we don’t vote on awards at The Vertical. The NBA should set players salaries — not us. – RT: Bobby Marks: Article coming on @The Vertical on the Rose rule impact for Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis and why the rule needs to change.
Jeff Zillgitt: Also, the NBA allowed voters to put Draymond at center but not sure this was widely known. – RT: Howard Beck: For folks asking this question (or similar): Ballot calls for 2 guards, 2 forwards, 1 center. (Also, it’s DeAndre.)
The ESPN analyst and former Golden State Warriors head coach was calling Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers when fellow analyst Jeff Van Gundy started to talk about the surprisingly strong play of Cavs forward Richard Jefferson. After finishing his analysis, Jackson jumped in and threw his former Warriors player under the bus. Jeff Van Gundy: “Don’t talk about what you need to do to win. Do what you need to do to win. Richard Jefferson, great loose ball play and has always been a terrific finisher on the break.” Jackson “Guy’s a pro. Stays ready. Played for me in Golden State. Cost us a series in San Antonio, missing two free throws, but I’m not holding onto that. Still has plenty in the tank and playing at a high level for this Cavaliers team.”
Mark Cuban: “Why Mark Cuban is the perfect VP pick for Hillary Clinton” Tim Cowlishaw: Because he’s free from the end of April to November? Mark Cuban: I’ll take the Mavs record over yr ratings any day.